Two years ago, her life changed. Long story short, she noticed one day that her bladder had fallen. After that, it's been a series of surgeries to keep her going. Full bladder surgery followed by a fully hysterectomy, where doctors discovered a 10.6 pound tumor. A Nissen Flundoplication-throat replacement from years of severe reflux that closed off her throat and does not accepting food. She's now lost over 60 pounds and throws up every day. She's had an Interstim Neurostimulator put in her left butt cheek. It sends constant and powerful electronic stimulants to the bladder, bowel, kidneys and all lower region. It is very similar to a pacemaker except she has the control of the machine that is now running her lower body. On top of that, she's also had to have tubes put in her ears and has lost most of her hearing in her right ear.
"I never know when I am going to be okay," she wrote to me. "For example today I threw up at 8 a.m. because I tried to eat toast, and in the same day I spent 2 hours throwing up from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. because I went out in the 105 degree weather for 10 minutes. This caused me to go in to heat stroke immediately."
In February, she was diagnosed as being severely dehydrated and malnourished. She was threatened by the hospital a feeding tube, but have yet to gain any weight. She's lost another 15 pounds. By March, her ulcerative colitis was causing her to have complete bowel incontinence. Work asked her to be taken to the emergency room on two occasions, and left work on March 10. They are holding her job for three years, but she must be 100 percent before returning. Her long-term disability from work has not kicked in yet, and she loses her insurance in a couple of weeks. Her financial stability is very shaky, to say the least.
We know that if the situation were reversed, Scar would drop everything to help one of us. We're a tough group of women who stick together, and The Leave It To Cleavers have always been family to each other. We, her Leave It To Cleavers family, would like to bring the derby community and the Salt Lake valley together to help this beautiful woman through this tough time. We don't want her to worry about the next bill so that she can just focus on her health. Please let me know if you'd like to help out or get in touch with Scar. You can also mail her checks if you don't want to do this fund.
Thank you so much,
Veronica Scars & Dangerlove
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